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Pirates vs. Indians #598466
23/07/2018 08:24
23/07/2018 08:24
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Could be interesting.
The Indians are a powerhouse one day and gentle pushovers the next.
One day we beat the Rangers 16-3 (and the three were because we gave them away at the end of a long game)
And the next, with a good starter, quietly bow 5-0.
Basically, we cream poor and mediocre pitching, but if a capable starter comes along we can't touch him.
And although we have two new bullpen pitchers, the bullpen guys (second worst in MLB) have never seen a powerhouse starting performance that they can't give away.
Kluber, on tap to start today, is still about as good as they come - usually - but has been shaky in several games. Basically he seems tired and control, his forte, is no longer a sure thing.
Still, the guys are as good as they come mostly - with periodic failures. They are about fourth or fifth best in the AL.
And if the bullpen existed, would be better.

I'll be watching.
Comments?


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Re: Pirates vs. Indians [Re: pogo] #598468
23/07/2018 12:20
23/07/2018 12:20
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Scattered storms until 9 tonight - and more tomorrow.
They'll be lucky to get it in.


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Re: Pirates vs. Indians [Re: pogo] #598472
23/07/2018 17:43
23/07/2018 17:43
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:Pogo.....Watching the game now, worried that the game may be called before it's an official game....The Pirates apparently have ben similar to the Indians in that they can beat the bad and average teams but can't win against the better teams. I'm very surprised that the Pirates are leading this game and will be shocked if they win this series.the Indians have some superstar players and the pirates don't.

I just hope that the Pirates don't trade any prospects for players before the deadline.the team is just hot right now, they won't make the playoffs...


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